Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from others?"
Tell us, then, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem?
1 Corinthians 10:15
I speak as to sensible men; judge for yourselves what I say.
Then he said: "There was a man who had two sons.
Again he went out about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, and did the same thing.
It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
And the Pharisees and their scribes complained against his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.